Blackberry Simple Syrup

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This blackberry simple syrup, is so versatile! It is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. It only takes a few minutes to make and can be used for mocktails and drinks as well as cakes and dessert.

Blackberry Simple Syrup in a glass bottle with berries around

I love how fresh and fruity this simple syrup is. It is perfect for making blackberry lemonade with sage.

I first had it years ago at Melting Pot and fell in love. I couldn’t believe a drink could have so much flavor! I knew I had to recreate it at home.

While I started by making it with store bought syrup, I found that it really only took a few extra minutes to get a fresher version with this blackberry sweetener.

I also love adding it to our non-alcoholic mimosa mocktail and non-alcoholic gin and tonic for a touch of fruity/sweet/tartness.

Fresh or Frozen Blackberries

This recipe can be used with either fresh or frozen blackberries. I do personally love using fresh blackberries but frozen works just as well and it is much easier if you are making it during the winter months.

These other recipes can also be made with fresh or frozen fruit…

Ingredients you will need

With just few things and a couple of minutes, you can make this delicious and fresh sweetener with just a hint of tart fruit.

We use the following ingredients…

  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Fresh Blackberries

Yep, that’s it! It’s really more simple than you think. The water and sugar should always be equal parts. The fruit is usually 1.5X the water and sugar you use. 

How to make it

  • Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a pan and whisk well
  • Add 1 1/2 cups of fresh blackberries
  • Bring to a boil whisking occasionally then remove from heat and let steep for 45 minutes
  • Pour syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a glass bottle, making sure to push down the pulp as you strain
Blackberries being poured into a strainer

What do you use simple syrup for?

Simple syrups like this are so versatile. They can be used in so many things!

  • Brushing on cakes
  • Drizzling on icecream
  • To make mocktails
  • Added to lemonade 
  • As a flavoring in hot chocolate
  • Flavoring for steamers

and so much more!

Blackberries in a strainer

How do you use it in and on cakes?

Simple syrup makes cake extra moist, especially when doing a layer cake. Simply brush it onto the top of each cake layer before frosting. 

You can easily add it to our eggnog cake for a bit of fruity flavor. For a 12 inch cake, you will use roughly 1/4 cup simple syrup. 

How do you store it?

Simple syrup can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator, whichever you prefer. You can use a glass or plastic container just be sure the simple syrup is cooled before pouring in if you are going to use plastic. 

You can keep simple syrup for 1-2 weeks at room temperature or about 1 month in the refrigerator. Once it starts to get cloudy, discolored or moldy, it is no longer good.

Blackberry Simple Syrup in a glass bottle with berries around

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Blackberry Simple Syrup

This blackberry simple syrup is so versatile! It is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. It only takes a few minutes to make and can be used for mocktails and drinks as well as cakes and dessert.
Course Mocktails
Cuisine American
Keyword blackberry, simple, syrup
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 10 minutes
44 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 16 T
Calories 54kcal
Cost $3

Ingredients

  • 1 C water
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 1/2 C fresh blackberries

Instructions

  • Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a pan and whisk well
  • Add 1 1/2 cups of fresh blackberries
  • Bring to a boil whisking occasionally then remove from heat and let steep for 45 minutes
  • Pour syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a glass bottle, making sure to push down the pulp as you strain

Notes

Simple syrup can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator, whichever you prefer. You can use a glass or plastic container just be sure the simple syrup is cooled before pouring in if you are going to use plastic. 

It does not need to be refrigerated. It handles well at room temperature.

You can keep simple syrup for 1-2 weeks art room temperature or about 1 month in the refrigerator. Once it starts to get cloudy or discolored, it is no longer good.

This recipe can be used with either fresh or frozen blackberries.

Nutrition

Serving: 1T | Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

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